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Bodo Möller Chemie expands further into Eastern Europe

Bodo Möller Chemie opens own branch in Romania

02-Mar-2021

The Offenbach-based specialty chemicals company Bodo Möller Chemie is further expanding its sales structures in Europe and opening a new branch in Romania. “With a new location in the Eastern European market, we are effectively continuing the expansion strategy of recent years. In this way, we ...

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Potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic toys

New research suggests that more than 100 chemicals found in plastic toy materials may pose possible health risks to children

25-Feb-2021

It has long been known that several chemicals used in plastic toys in different parts of the world can be harmful to human health. However, it is difficult for parents to figure out how to avoid plastic toys containing chemicals that may cause possible health risks to their children. Regulations ...

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Did Darwinian evolution begin before life itself?

How long-chain molecules are formed

24-Feb-2021

Before life emerged on Earth, many physicochemical processes on our planet were highly chaotic. A plethora of small compounds, and polymers of varying lengths, made up of subunits (such as the bases found in DNA and RNA), were present in every conceivable combination. Before life-like chemical ...

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LANXESS signs contract to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical

Targeted portfolio expansion in the Consumer Protection segment

15-Feb-2021

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is accelerating its growth course and signed a binding agreement to acquire 100 percent shares in Emerald Kalama Chemical on February 14, 2021. The US-based company is a globally leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, especially for the consumer segment, ...

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Roadmap to address substances of very high concern complete

Systematic screening of registered substances has been key in identifying new chemicals of concern

05-Feb-2021

ECHA has today published a brochure summarising the achievements of the SVHC 2020 Roadmap, following its completion. The goal of the SVHC Roadmap was to identify all relevant, currently known substances of very high concern (SVHCs) and include them on the Candidate List by 2020. SVHCs are ...

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chembid Wins Evonik as New Investor

The investment is intended to support the development of an independent marketing platform for the chemical industry

04-Feb-2021

chembid, the world's largest search engine and market intelligence platform for chemicals, has gained Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, as a new partner from the chemical industry. "chembid is a promising, innovative Software-as-a-service company. In recent years, ...

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Synthesizing valuable chemicals from contaminated soil

Researchers use electrolysis to produce dichloro and dibromo compounds in a safer and more environmentally friendly manner

01-Feb-2021

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and ETH Zurich have developed a process to produce commodity chemicals in a much less hazardous way than was previously possible. Such commodity chemicals represent the starting point for many mass-produced products in the chemical industry, ...

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Brenntag strengthens its Water Treatment business in the UK

27-Jan-2021

Brenntag announces the acquisition of ICL Packed Ltd., a subsidiary of Industrial Chemical Ltd. (ICL). Operating from England the acquired business is a specialist in the distribution of packaged chemicals for water treatment. Steven Terwindt, Member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and ...

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Jose Carlos Corral Montilla appointed to Managing Director of BTC Europe

Jose Carlos Corral Montilla succeeded Dr Marko Grozdanovic

10-Dec-2020

As of November 1, 2020, Jose Carlos Corral Montilla has become the new Managing Director and Vice President of BTC Europe GmbH, BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. Jose Carlos Corral Montilla joined BASF in 1998. He started his ...

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New test to better assess environmental impact of substances

Researchers developed a test that investigates whether substances can cause inheritable changes in the genome of multicellular organisms such as insects

24-Nov-2020

Researchers of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics hope to increase the reliability of environmental impact tests of substances. To this end, they developed a test that investigates whether substances can cause ...

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